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Morley, John

Morley, John, was born in 1838 at Blackburn and educated at Cheltenham and Lincoln College, Oxford. He was called to the bar in 1873, but did not practise. Up to the year 1883 he was almost entirely engaged in literary and journalistic work. He conducted successively the Literary Gazette, the Fortnightly Review (1867-82), the Pall Mall Gazette (1880-83), and Macmillan's Magazine, and published several important works, the chief of which were Burke (1867), Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (1878), Cobden (1881), On Compromise (1874), Aphorisms (1887), Walpole (Twelve English Statesmen) (1888), Studies in Literature (1891), and Machiavelli(1897) (Romanes Lecture at Oxford.) He also edited the English Men of Letters series. After two unsuccessful candidatures, he entered Parliament in 1883 for Newcastle, and in 1886 became Chief Secretary for Ireland, an office to which he was again appointed in 1892. In 1895 he was defeated at Newcastle, but elected for the Montrose Burghs in November of the same year.